Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview 4/17

4-17 RedPlum Coupon Preview

RedPlum Coupon Insert
Bertolli Pasta Sauces Save $1.50/2 (5/15)
Cap’n Crunch Cereal Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Cheer Detergent any Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Degree Men Adrenaline Series Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Save $1.00/1 (5/15)
Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Save $1.00/1 (5/15)
Degree for Women Premium Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant or Body Mist Save $1.00/1 (5/15)
Era Detergent any Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Febreze product with Gain Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Gain Detergent any Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Gain fabric softener or sheets Save $1.00/1 (5/31)
Head & Shoulders Shampoo buy One Get One Head & Shoulder 13.5oz Conditioner FREE to Save $4.74 ( 5/31)
Hellman;s product 16.5oz or larger .75/1 (5/15)

4-17 Smartsource Coupon Preview

Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit $4 (5/29)
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Refills B2G1F to $5.50 (5/29)
Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit $4 (5/29)
Air Wick Freshmatic Compact Refill $1.50 (5/29)
Air Wick 100% Natural Propellant Spray B1G1F to $1.39 (5/29)
Aveeno Active Naturals $3/2 (5/31)
Aveeno Active Naturals $1 (5/31)
Ban Solid .75 (6/4)
Band any .40 (6/4)
Bausch & Lomb Alaway eye drops $5 (6/30)
Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A eye drops $1 (6/30)
Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers or Roll-Ups .50/2 (6/11)
Biz $1 (5/29)
Biz $1.50 (5/1)
Brita Pour-Through or Faucet Mount System $4 (6/26)
Brita Multipack filters $1 (6/26)
Brita Bottle $1 (6/26)
Cheerios Cinnamon Burst .75 (5/28)
Desitin no trial size .75 (6/26)
EarthWise Entirely Natural Premium products $1/2 (5/31)
Enfamil or Enfagrow large size powder 22.2 oz+ $2 (5/31)
Farmland Breakfast Sausage Links $1/2 (5/31)
Farmland Sausage Rolls $1/2 (5/31)

Walmart Deals 4/14



Thanks goes to Freebies2Deals and Iheartthemart for help compiling these deals.  Remember, prices can vary slightly by region so use this list as a general guideline. 

Taco Bell taco seasoning $.50
-$1/2 from February ALL YOU magazine
Final Price: FREE

McCormick Taco Seasoning $.52
-$.75 from 4/10 RP
Final Price: FREE

Muir Glen Tomato Paste 6-oz $.97
-$1 printable HERE
Final Price: FREE

Dole Canned Pineapple $.72
-$.60/2 from 4/10 SS
Final Price: $.42 each

Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Cream $2.48
-$1.50 from 3/6 SS
Final Price: $.98

Wonka Exceptionals $1.97
-$1 from 3/6 SS
Final Price: $.97

Vlasic Pickle Relish $1.18
-$.55 printable HERE
Final Price: $.63

Starkist Select $1.12
-$.75/2 from 3/6 RP
Final Price: $.85

McCormick Minced Garlic $1.78
-$1 from 3/13 SS
Final Price: $.78

New York Texas Toast Croutons $1.36
-$.55 from 4/3 SS
Final Price: $.81

Vlasic Peppers $1.58
-$1 from March ALL YOU magazine
Final Price: $.58

Pillsbury Frosting $1.26
-$1/2 from 3/27 RP
Final Price: $.76

Classico Pasta Sauce $1.98
-$1 from 3/6 SS
Final Price: $.98

Powerade Zero $.88
-B1G1 free printable HERE
Final Price: $.44

M&Ms Plastic Filled Easter Eggs $.99
-$1/2 from 4/10 RP
Final Price: $.49

French’s Spicy Brown Mustard $1.28
-$1 from January ALL YOU magazine
Final Price: $.28

A1 Marinade $2.44
-$1 from 4/10 SS
Final Price: $1.44

Franks Hot Sauce $.88
-$.50 printable HERE
Final Price: $.38

Heinz Vinegar $1.12
-$.50 printable HERE
Final Price: $.62

Similac Ready To Feed Bottle (1-qt) $5.24
-$5 from 4/3 PG
Final Price: $.24

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda $.48
-$.50/2 from February ALL YOU magazine
Final Price: $.23

Dixie Crystals $1.12
-$.50 from 4/10 SS
Final Price: $.62

Air Wick Warmer Units $.99
-$1 printable HERE
Final Price: FREE

Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets (travel size) $.97
-$1.00 from 3/13 RP
Final Price: FREE

Comet Powder $.88
-$.25 printable HERE
Final Price: $.63

Spic & Span $.97
-$.50 printable HERE
Final Price: $.47

Degree Mens deodorant (travel size) $.97
-$1 from 3/27 RP
Final Price: FREE

Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste (travel size) $.97
-$1 printable HERE
Final Price: FREE

Olay Bar Soap 2-pk $2.47
-$2 from 4/3 PG
Final Price: $.47

Oral-B Manual Toothbrush $1.50
-$2/2 from 4/3 PG
Final Price: $.50

Kandoo Flushable Wipes $1.64
-$1 from 4/3 PG
Final Price: $.64

Reach Floss $.97
-$1 printable HERE
Final Price: FREE

Bic Comfort3 Advanced razors $3
-$3.00 from 4/10 SS
Final Price: FREE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sneak Peek: CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid=FREE Colgate, Body Wash & More!

wag logo home 185 Sneak Peek: CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid=FREE Colgate, Body Wash & More!
cvs Sneak Peek: CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid=FREE Colgate, Body Wash & More!
riteaid Sneak Peek: CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid=FREE Colgate, Body Wash & More!
Here is a sneak peek at some of the best deals for the upcoming sales at the CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens! These sales start Sunday (4/17).
CVS
Sunday-Tuesday ONLY
Easter Grass $0.99
$0.99 ECB on 1 (lim 1)
= FREE after ECB
Paas Easter Egg Decorating Kit $1.99
$1.99 ECB on 1 (lim 1)
= FREE after ECB
CVS Green Bag Tag $0.99
$0.99 ECB on 1 (lim 2)
=FREE after ECB
Reach Total Care $1.00
Floss 55yds or Toothbrush
$1.00/1 Toothbrush or Floss OR 10/10RP
$0.50/1 Toothbrush or Floss 1/9SS
= FREE after RR

Rite Aid
4 – Nivea Body Wash $3.99Total: $15.96
Use: 4 – $3.00/1 4/17RP
Pay:  $3.96
Get $5.00 UP Reward
= $1.04 Moneymaker after UP Reward
Walgreens
Peeps, Cadbury or Hershey’s Easter Candy 2/$1.00 with ad coupon
Chocolate Peeps, Hershey Choc Rabbit Singles, Cadbury Creme Eggs
1-1.5oz
-$1.00/2 Chocolate Peeps
= 2 FREE  Peeps
Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories $3.00
$3.00RR on 1
=FREE after RR
Colgate Dental Care 2/$6.00
Total Advanced or Gum Defense Toothpaste 4oz
360 Clean or Total Toothbrush
$4.00 RR on 2
$1.00/1 Total Gum or Advanced All You April
$1.00/1 360 Toothbrush All You April
$1.00/1 Toothpaste 4/3SS
$1.00/1 Total Advanced Cooking Light April
= 2 FREE after RR
Always 2/$6.00
Dri Liners 40ct
LeakGuard Plus Pads 22ct
$4.00RR on 2
$1.00/1 Pads 4/3PG or PG Sampler
$1.00/1 Product PG Everyday Savings
$0.50/1 Pantiliners 4/3PG
= 2 FREE after RR
Reach Total Care Products $2.99
Floss 30 yds or Toothbrush
$2.00RR on 1
$1.00/1 Toothbrush or Floss OR 10/10RP
$0.50/1 Toothbrush or Floss 1/9SS
=FREE after RR
Dawn Dish Liq 10.3oz $0.99 (limit 4)
Thanks, Don’t Make Me Nuts!

Food Lion Deals Week of 4/13

foodlion Food Lion Deals Week of 4/13
Thanks to Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot, here are the highlighted deals for this week. Barbara loves saving money and her goal is to help you too. Check her out!

::FLIPS

$1/1 Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest Entree
$1/1 Fisher Price Happy Days or Happy Nights Diapers
$0.50/1 Nestle Tollhouse Morsels
Print Coupons

::What A Deal Meal


Buy:
(2) Select Varieties of Gorton’s Value Pack Fish At Regular Price
$1/2 Gorton’s Item printable
$1/2 Gorton’s Seafood Item, exp. 5-31-11 (SS 02/13/11)
$0.50/1 Gorton’s Item (SS 02/13/11)
$1/1 Gorton’s Item, exp. 4-23-11 (SS 01/16/11)
$0.50/1 Gorton’s Item, exp. 4-23-11 (SS 01/16/11)
$1/1 Gorton’s Frozen Seafood, exp. 12-31-11 (Peelie on Product)
Receive:
  • Cool Whip (8 oz.)
  • Ore-Ida Potatoes (12 oz.)
  • Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
  • Mrs. Smith’s Cobbler
Must purchase all 6 items to receive this deal. Save at least $11.97

::B1G1

(Limit 2 FREE) Price listed reflects sale price
Food Lion Boneless Chicken Breast (2.5 lb. IQF)
Post Cereals
–Cocoa, Cupcake Or Fruity Pebbles
$0.75/1 Post Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles Treats, exp. 4-24 (SS 03/13/11)
–Honey Comb
–Golden Crisp
–Raisin Bran

Edy’s Ice Cream (48 oz.)
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers$1/2 Cheez-It Baked Crackers Printable
$0.75/1 Cheez-It Baby Swiss Cheese Crackers printable
$1/2 Cheez-It Crackers, exp. 12-31-11 (Product Package)
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies$0.55/1 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Jumbo Sticks, exp. 5-1-11 (RP 03/06/11)
$0.55/2 Keebler Cookies, exp. 5-1-11 (RP 03/06/11)
Hostess Multi-pack Twinkies or Cupcakes$1/1 Hostess Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs or Ho Hos printable
Vlasic Pickles, Spears, Stackers or Ovals (16-24 oz.)$0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish printable
$0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish printable
$0.75/1 Vlasic Pickles, Relish or Peppers, exp. 6-28-11

Palermo’s Thin Crust or Hand Tossed Pizza, $3.49$1/1 Palermo’s Pizza printable
$2.49 each after coupon

Hungry Man Dinners, $1.99
SeaPak Seafood (8.2-20 oz.)
Food Lion Jumbo Shrimp (16 oz.)
Smithfield Smoked Bacon (16 oz.)

::Beverage

Pepsi Products (12 pk. 12 oz. cans, 6 pk. 16 oz. bottles), 4/$11

::Dairy/Refrigerated

Land O Lakes Butter Quarters or Spreadable Butter, 2/$6$1/2 Land O Lakes Butter, exp. 5-28-11 (SS 04/03/11)
$0.50/2 Land O Lakes Butter, exp. 5-28-11 (SS 04/03/11)
As low as $2.50 each wyb 2 after coupon
Dannon Light & Fit Multi Pack, 3/$5$0.40 off Dannon Light & Fit, exp. 5-10-11 (SS 04/10/11)
$1.27 each after coupon
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, 3/$5
Get (1) Dozen Food Lion Large Eggs wyb 3
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls printable
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls printable
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls printable
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls printable
$1.47 each wyb 2 after coupon + FREE Food Lion Eggs
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, 3/$5
Get (1) Dozen Food Lion Large Eggs wyb 3
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable (Target mfr.)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, exp. 6-4-11 (SS 03/13/11)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, exp. 4-23-11 (SS 01/30/11)
$1.42 each wyb 2 + FREE Food Lion Eggs

::Frozen

Lean or Hot Pockets, 6/$10
$1/3 any variety Lean Pockets
$1.33 each wyb 3 after coupon
Stouffers Dinners and Entrees (6-21 oz.), 4/$10
$1.10/3 Stouffer’s Single Serve Entree printable
$1.10/3 Stouffer’s Entree or Pizza printable (Target mfr.)
$2.13 each wyb 3 after coupon
B4G1 Lean Cuisine Dinners or Entrees$1/4 Lean Cuisine Product printable
$1/3 Lean Cuisine, exp. 5-31-11 (ALL YOU Apr ’11)

::Grocery

Campbell’s Cream Soups, 5/$4$0.30/4 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, exp. 5-15 (SS 03/06/11)
$0.40/1 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, exp. 5-15 (SS 03/06/11)
As low as $0.40 each after coupon
Kraft Mac & Cheese, $0.69
Wonder or Merita Whole Grain White Bread, $1.99
Nature’s Pride Honey Wheat Bread, $1.99
Food Lion Canned Vegetables (14.5 – 15.75 oz.), 2/$0.79

::Health & Beauty

Dial Bar Soap (8 bars), 2/$7$0.35/1 Dial Bar Pack or Liquid Hand Soap, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 03/13/11)
$3.15 each after coupon

::Household

All Liquid Laundry Detergent (45-50 oz.), $2.99$1/1 All Laundry Detergent, exp. 5-22-11 (RP 04/10/11)
$1.99 each after coupon
Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent (45-50 oz.), $2.99$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent printable
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Product, exp. 6-30-11 (SS 04/10/11)
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product (SS 02/13/11)
$2.49 each wyb 2 after coupon
Cottonelle Bath Tissue (12 Double Rolls), $5.99$0.50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper printable
$0.50 off Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, exp. 4-24-11 (SS 03/13/11)
$5.49 each after coupon

::Meats

Whole Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip, $2.48 lb.
Smithfield Shank Portion Smoked Ham, $0.97 (Limit 2)
Half Boneless Pork Loin, $2.47 lb.
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, $3.27 lb.
Sirloin Tip Roast or Value Pack Sirloin Tip Steak, $3.59 lb.
Holly Farms Bone In Chicken Breast, $1.79 lb.
TBone or Porterhouse Steaks, $7.99 lb.
Shoulder Steak (Value Pack), $3.99 lb.
Whole Picnics, $1.49 lb.
Perdue Ground Chicken (16 oz.), 2/$5
Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Sausage (Links or Patties), 2/$6
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product, exp. 10-31-11 (RP 03/06/11)
$1.50/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product, exp. 10-31-11 (RP 03/06/11)
As low as $1.50 each after coupon
Plumrose Premium Ham (12 oz.), 2/$6
Flounder Fillet, $6.99 lb.
Orca Bay Salmon Fillets, $8.99 lb.
Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, $5.99 lb.

::Pets

Gravy Train Dog Food (17.6 lb.), $7.99

::Produce

Gala Apples, $0.99 lb.
Mangos, $0.99
Russet Potatoes, $0.79 lb.
Peeled Baby Carrots (2 lb.), $2.69
Cucumbers, $0.99 each

Harris Teeter Deals Week of 4/13

Harris Teeter 300x127 Harris Teeter Deals Week of 4/13

A special thanks to  Cheapest Mom for the scoop on all these great Harris Teeter deals this week.

Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears or Stackers 24-32 ounce @ BOGO $3.39
$1/2 Hellmann’s AND Vlasic Product All You Mar 2011 (exp 6/30/2011)
$0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers, or Relish
$.75/1 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish, any blinkie (exp 8/31/2011)
As low as:$.19 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
Lipton Tea Bags 24 ct (Excludes Decaffeinated) @ BOGO $2.69
$0.50/1 Lipton Products 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
As low as:$.34 each after $.50/1 coupon doubled!
Duke’s Mayonnaise 32 ounce @ BOGO $4.29
$.50/1 Duke’s Mayonnaise, any peelie (exp 5/8/2011)
$1/2 Duke’s mayonnaise, any SS Insert (exp 5/8/2011)
As low as:$1.19 each after $.50/1 coupon doubled!
Bestlife Buttery Spread 15 ounce @ BOGO $2.59
$1/1 Bestlife Buttery Product 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
$1/1 Bestlife Buttery Product 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/8/2011)
As low as:$.29 each after $1/1 coupon
HT Frozen Boneless Chicken Breast 2.5 lb Bag @ B1G2 $9.99
As low as:$3.33 each or $1.33 per lb (limit 6)
Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice 8.8 ounce @ $1.67
$0.75/1 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Product 2/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
As low as:$.17 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
Post Fruity Pebbles 11 ounce @ $2.00
$0.75/1 Post Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
As low as:$.50 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
Perdue Fit & Easy Boneless Chicken Breast @ $2.99 lb
$0.75/1 Perdue Boneless Chicken Breasts 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/5/2011)
As low as:Various Prices after $.75/1 coupon doubled! *Idea – chose the small packages
Butterball Turkey Sausage or Turkey Bacon 10-12 oz Fully Cooked @ $2.50
$0.75/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon All You Mar 2011 (exp 5/31/2011)
$0.55/1 Butterball Product 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
As low as:$1.00 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
Pillsbury Sweet Moments 5.2-6.1 oz @ $2.50
$1/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated Desserts
Pillsbury Ready To Bake Cookies 16 ounce @ $2.50
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 5 count @ $1.00
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
Ester-C 60 ct @ BOGO
$2/1 Ester-C
$1/1 Ester-C Product
Red Grapes Seedless @ $1.00 lb
Skippy Peanut Butter 15-16.3 ounce @ BOGO $2.85
Crystal Springs Purified Water 24 pack, .5 liter @ $2.99
Mangoes Large, Ripe @ $.75
Golden Pineapple Large @ $2.00

LEGO Batman Game for Wii only $9.99 Shipped!

I don't normally post these types of things, BUT the brand name LEGO is huge in our home!  Our son has Lego sneakers, Lego magazine, and yes LEGOs!  He also has Lego DS games.  This is a pretty good deal!

batman LEGO Batman Game for Wii only $9.99 Shipped!

Right now on Amazon you can get a great deal on LEGO Batman for the Wii.
Look on the right hand side and you will see where it is sold from Amazon.com for this price.
Lego Batman LEGO Batman Game for Wii only $9.99 Shipped!$9.99
Thanks, Raining Hot Coupons

Red Plum Coupons Mailed To Your Home

Recently at a few coupon classes, we've discussed the Advertisement flyer that comes in the mail late in the week.  Some of us are received Red Plum Inserts in these and Like me, some of us are not.  Below is a link to have them mailed directly to you!!!

redplum Red Plum Coupons Mailed To Your Home
Link is fixed. Thanks to all who let us know.
If you do not receive Red Plum Coupons in your Paper then head over HERE to request them to be mailed directly to you!
These mailers will include coupons grocery, restaurant and local deals. delivered right to your doorstep for free!
*It will take up to 6 weeks to be added to the mailing list.
Thanks, Sweeties Freebies

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toys R Us: BOGO Toys and Printable Coupons Good Through 4/16

toys r us coupons Toys R Us: BOGO Toys and Printable Coupons Good Through 4/16

Toys R Us has some great coupons available to print right now and they also have BOGO on all Little Tikes Toys! Remember that prices may vary based on region.
Use: $10 off Little Tikes purchase of $100 or more
Use: $2./1 and $1./1 coupons for Color Wonder and Color Wonder Explosion from the 4/3 SS
Be sure to use 1 on each item (all 3)
Use: $3./1 coupon for Play Doh from the 4/10 Playsaver Toy Coupon insert

Monopoly, Connect 4, Guess Who?, Operation, Sorry Games – $9.99Use: $3./1 coupon in the Playsaver Toy Insert from the 4/10 Newspaper or here= $6.99 per game!
Use:  $5./1 coupon in the Playsaver toy Inserts in the 4/10 Newspaper or here= $9.99 each!
Use: $5./1 coupon in the Playsaver toy coupon insert in the 4/10 Newspaper or here= $9.99 each
Thanks, Family Frugal Fun!

Monday, April 11, 2011

31 Ways To Save On Your Grocery Budget: BONUS TIP


So I meant to include this in with one of the “31 Ways To Save On Your Grocery Budget” tips and I forgot. Yeah, it happens. A lot lately! :)
Ever have a night where you are staring at your pantry looking at your inventory asking yourself, “What can I make with these things?” Well, here’s a website to check out.
It’s called “Super Cook.” You type in the ingredients you have on hand and it will pull up a few recipes you can make. Not only does it help you use what you have on hand, but it also helps you keep your meals fresh and new–keeping your family happy and your grocery budget lower!
You can check it out HERE.
 

31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #31


TIP #31 – ALTERNATE WAYS TO CUT MEAT EXPENSES
For the longest time, I was horrible at thinking a meal wasn’t complete without a big side of a stand-alone meat. But I’ve since found out that I could save a lot of money by working meat and protein into meals in other ways.
For example, instead of just chicken with a side of veggies, we’ll have chicken alfredo. I actually use up less meat this way. We really don’t need big portions of meat to meet our daily allowances of protein.
I’ve also heard that you can buy lower grades of, say hamburger, and after they are cooked, rinse off all the fat. (Great article HERE on this.) This way, you can pay the cheaper price and still prevent yourself from taking in unnecessary fat!
Another way to get your protein recommendations in are actually through meatless meals, such as beans or peanut butter or even some dairy products like yogurt and cheese. And all of these things can usually be bought during great sales!
You honestly just have to get out of that thinking process that protein only comes from meat or that you need meals with big portions of meat. By cutting back on larger portions or finding alternate ways to obtain protein, you can save on your grocery budget.
Well, that’s the end of the 31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget (Without Coupons) Series. I hope that you have enjoyed it and possibly found some ways to make little cut-backs that will add up over time!

Rite Aid Deals Week of 4/10

riteaid Rite Aid Deals Week of 4/10


Frugal Day has all of the great Rite Aid deals for this week. Take a look at some of my favorites below and visit her site for the rest.
Easter Single Serve Candy $0.50 each
Use: $1/2 Mars Easter Product, exp. 4-24-11 (RP 04/10/11)
Use: $1/2 Mars Easter Product Printable
Final price: 2 for FREE after coupons
Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash 16-18 oz. $2.99Get $2 in +UP RewardsUse: B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash wyb Select Item, exp. 4-30 (P&G 04/03/11)Final price: As low as FREE – $0.99 after coupon and +UP

Breathe Right Nasal Strips 26-30 ct. $9.99
Get $2 in +UP Rewards
Use:$2.50/1 Breathe Right Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 04/10/11)
Use: $1.50/1 Breathe Right Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 04/10/11)
And Use: $1/1 Breathe Right RA printable
Final price: As low as $4.49 after coupon and +UP
Stayfree Pad s 16-24 ct. Carefree Pantiliners 36-60 ct. Ultra 16 ct. 2 for $5Get $2 in +UP Rewards wyb 2Use: $1/1 Stayfree Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 03/27/11)Use: $1/1 Stayfree Product printableUse: $0.50/1 Carefree Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 03/27/11)Use: $0.50/1 Carefree Product printableFinal price: As low as $0.50 each wyb 2
Visine Eye Drops 15 ml. $4.99
Get $1 in +UP Rewards
Use: $2/1 In-Ad Coupon
And Use: $2/1 Visine-A Product, exp. 7-31-11 (RP 04/10/11)
Final price: As low as $0.99

Select Colgate Dental Care $2.49
Use: $1/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 04/10/11)
Use: $1/1 Colgate WISP Product, exp. 4-16-11 (SS 03/27/11 #2)
Use: $1.50/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 4-16 (SS 03/27/11 #2)
Final price: As low as $0.99

John Frieda Hair Care 4 for $20
Get $10 in +UP Rewards wyb 4
Use: $2.50/1 John Frieda Hair Care Product printable
Use: $2/1 John Frieda Product, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 03/06/11)
Buy: (4) John Frieda Products $20
Get $10 in +UP Rewards
Use: (4) $2/1 John Frieda Product, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 03/06/11)
Final price: $2 after coupon and +UP Rewards

Walgreens: Week of 4/10

walgreens logo Walgreens: Sneak Peek Week of 4/10

CouponSTL has all the great Walgreens deals for this week. See some of  my favorites below and her site for the rest.
Snickers Eggs - .29
$1 off 2 Mars Easter Products printable coupon
$1 off 2 Mars Easter Products – 3/20/11 RP and 4/10/11 RP
=FREE after coupon
$5 Mail-In Rebate wyb All 3 Gatorade Series Fit in a Single Transaction (rebate form prints at checkout)
Gatorade Perform $1.00
Gatorade Prime – $1.50
Gatorade Recover – $2.50
= FREE after rebate
Luster White 7 Toothpaste (2.6 oz) – $4.99
Get a $4 Register Reward
$1.50 – 4/3/11 SS
=.51 Money-Maker after coupon and RR
Kettle Brand Potato Chips (5 oz) – $1.50
$1 – 3/20/11 RP (regional coupon)
= .50 each
B1G1 Hefty One Zip Bags – $3.29
13-pack Freezer, 17 or 22-pack Storage
$1 off 2 – 2/20/11 RP (regional coupon)
=$1.15 each wyb 2
Garnier Nutrisse or HerbaShine Hair Color – 2/$14
Get a $4 Register Reward wyb 2
$3 off Garnier HerbaShine Hair Color printable coupon (use 2)
= $2 each wyb 2 after coupons and RR
Got 2B Styling Products (2 to 12 oz) – 2/$10
Get a $5 Register Reward wyb 2
=$2.50 each wyb 2 after RR
Pampers Jumbo Pampers Diapers – 2/$18
Get a $3 Register Reward wyb 2
$1.50  – 4/03/11 P&G (use 2)
And use $2 Walgreens coupon in Infant Care Coupon book (one coupon will deduct $4 wyb 2)
Final cost: $4 each wyb 2 after coupons and RR
Huggies Little Movers Big Pack Diapers – $21.99
$3 off Huggies Big Packs printable coupon
And use $2 Walgreens coupon in April Coupon Book
= $16.99 each
B1G1 Blue Diamond Almonds (6 oz) – $3.49
.50 off Blue Diamond Printable coupon (use 2)
Final price: $1.25 each wyb 2

Printable Coupons: Woolite, Cabot, Depends & More

woolite Printable Coupons: Woolite, Cabot, Depend & More

Save $1 off Woolite Laundry Detergent 50 oz. or Larger
Save $1 off Woolite Dry Cleaner Secret
Save $1 off any flavor Yoplait Frozen Smoothie
Save $1.00 on any (1) Rubbermaid® Easy Find Lids™, Premier™, Lock-Its™, or Produce Saver™
Save $1 off any ONE Cabot Cheese Serious Snacking Product
$2.00 off Any ONE (1) DEPEND Absorbent Product
$2.00 off 1 DEPEND Underwear in Prints & Colors
$2.00 off Any ONE (1) DEPEND Guards for Men
Thanks, Free Coupon Alerts

CVS Deals Week of 4/10

cvs CVS Deals Week of 4/10

Simply CVS
has all the great CVS Deals for this week. See my favorites below and then see her site for the rest!

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday Only

Buy: Russell Stover single egg 1oz or chocolate bunny .875oz – $.74
Get: $.74 ECB Limit 1
= FREE
Buy: Super Miracle Bubbles 16oz -$1.99
Get: $1.99 ECB Limit 1
= FREE
Other Great Deals This Week:
$.99 Peeps$1/2 Peeps Chocolate Printable (if included)

$.88 Easter Chocolate
 
10/$10 Green Giant Corn, Green Beans, or Peas

10/$10 Bumble Bee Tuna in Water

Buy: Kellogg’s Special K cereal 12-14oz or bars 5-6ct 3/$10

Get: $4 ECB Limit 1
$.70/1  Kellogg’s Special K, Frosted Mini Wheats, or Crunchy Nut Cereal 3/27 RP
$1.00/2 Kellogg’s Special K, Frosted Mini Wheats, or Crunchy Nut Cereal 3/27 RP
$1.00/2 Printable Kellogg’s Special K items
$2.00/3 Printable Kellogg’s Special K items
$3.00/5 Printable Kellogg’s Special K items

Buy: Vitaminwater 20oz, Smartwater 1L, Coke 2L, Fuze 18-18.5oz, Honest Tea 16.9oz-  3/$4

Get: $1 ECB  Limit 4
Buy any Maybelline cosmetics (excludes clearance items)=$10
Get: $3 ECB Limit 1
$2.00/1 Maybelline New York Dream Foundation Printable
$2.00/1 Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Lip Color Printable
$1.00/1  Maybelline New York Mascara 3/6 RP
$1.50/1 Maybelline New York Eye Studio Product Printable

Walmart Deals Week of 4/6

walmart logo Walmart Deals Week of 4/6
 
Mach 3 or Venus Disposable Razors – $6.47
Use B1G1 Gillette Products 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Use $3/1 Gillette Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011
Pay $6.47 for both or $3.24
Aveeno or Neutrogena SPF 50 Sunblock Spray – $9.99
Use $2/1 Neutrogena Suncare Product
Use $2/1 Neutrogena Suncare or Sunless Product
Pay $7.9
Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener 32 loads – $3.97
Use $2/1 Purex Complete Crystals Softener 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
Pay $1.97
Xtra Detergent – $1.98
Use the $/1 Xtra Coupon HERE
Total: $.98
Silk Milk (Almond, Soy, Coconut)- $2.68
Use $2 off printable coupon HERE
Total: $.68
Excedrin PM 24ct. (3-20-11) – $2.98
$2.50/1 Excedrin PM Product, exp. 6-1-11 (SS 12/05/10)
Total: $.48
Huggies Pull-ups Flushable Wipes 42ct. – $1.00
Use the $1 off 1 printable HERE
Total: Free
McCormick Grill Mates – $0.98
$1/1 Select McCormick Products, exp. 4-24-11 (RP 03/13/11)
Total: Free + Overage
Kandoo Kids Wipes – $1.58
Use $1/1 Pampers Kandoo Product, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G 04/03/11)
Pay $.58

More Great Hasbro Game Coupons!

hasbrotoy coupons More Great Hasbro Game Coupons!

Coupons.com has a ton of great new Hasbro toy coupons. I don’t know how long these will last for, so hurry and print them out now!
$3/1 Cuponk Game
$3/1 Connect 4 Game
$3/1 Gator Golf Game
$3/1 Elefun Game
$4/1 Electronic Scrabble Flash
$3/1 Bop It! Bounce
$3/1 Bop It! Game
$3/1 Operation Game
$4/1 Monopoly Electronic Banking
$3/1 Sorry Sliders Game

Thanks, Hip2Save

Target Deals Week of 4/10

target Target Deals Week of 4/10

Totally Target has all the great Target deals for this week. See my favorites below and then see her site for the rest.
Pepsi Products including 7-Up 2 liter 4/$5
$.55/1 Diet Pepsi Brand 2 liter Bottles SS 3/6
= .70 cents each for Diet Pepsi 2 liters after coupon
Silk Almond, Soy, or Coconut Milk 64 oz $2.99
-$2/1 Silk Soy Milk (Click on Get A Coupon Start the Challenge, Top Right Corner)*
-$1/1 Silk Half Gallon 4-10-11 SS x4/30 or 5/13
= .99 cents each after coupon
Cuponk $8
$3/1 Bop it Bop It Bounce or Cuponk 4-10-11 Playsaver
$3/1 Cuponk Game printable coupon
= $5 after either coupon and sale.
Operation $10
$3/1 Monopoly, Connect 4, Guess Who?, Operation or Sorry 4-10-11 Playsaver x5/1
$3/1 Operation Game printable coupon
= $7 after either coupon and sale
Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers 7 oz $1.43 (PC thru 4/23)
$1.50/2 Wish-Bone salad dressings 7 oz+ Target Web Coupon
$.40/1 Wish-Bone Dressing Salad Spritzer 7 oz+ or Dressing 16 oz+
= .56 cents for 2 after stack or .28 cents each after PC & coupons
Powerade 32 oz .89 (Regular Price)
-B1G1 FREE Powerade Zero coupon on their Facebook Page
= 2 for .89 cents after coupon
Degree Men’s Deodorant Assorted Various Trial Sizes .97 (In Travel Section)
-$1/1 Degree Men Anti-perspirant or Deodorant 3-27-11 RP x4/24
= FREE after a coupon

Best of the Best Diaper Deals Week of 4/10

diaper 2 300x300 Best of the Best Diaper Deals Week of 4/10

Saving with Shellie has all the great diaper deals for the week. See my favorites below and then see her site for the complete list.

CVS

Pull-Ups Mega Packs – $13.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pull Ups coupon (SS 3/20)
Final Price = $12.49

Walgreens

Huggies Little Movers Big Packs – $21.99
-Use $3/1 Huggies Diapers printable coupon AND
-Use $2/1 Walgreens Huggies coupon (April Coupon Book)
Final Price = $16.99
Pampers Jumbo Packs – 2/$18
-Use (2) $1.50/1 Pampers coupon (PG 4/3) AND
-Use $2/1 Walgreens Pampers coupon (Infant Care Book)
-Get $3 Register Rewards WYB 2
Final Price = $8 for 2 ($4 each)

Thanks, Mojo Savings

Sunday, April 10, 2011

31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #30


TIP #30 – CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS! TAKE A LITTLE, GO BACK FOR SECONDS.
We all hate to waste food. So when our plates are piled high, we feel the need to eat everything. Sometimes, even to the point of feeling sick. But by changing how much we initially put on our plates, can actually cut back on the cost of groceries.
How’s that? If we start with smaller portions on our plates, we may be less apt to go back for more. We’ll eat a little slower and enjoy our food and actually let our brain catch up with how much we are shoveling into our stomachs. It will actually send out a signal saying, “I’m full!”
By simply skipping seconds at most meals, you’ll eventually find that your current recipes might make enough for another complete meal or even just enough for a small lunch to have at home or take to work.
But for me, the best way I was able to kick the “too much eating” bad habit was by switching from dinner plates to appetizer plates. I use these as much as possible! We’ve been finding ourselves getting full on less and our minds are tricked into thinking we’ve eaten an entire plate of food! I found a great article HERE on How To Eat Proper Portions. It’s well worth the read!
By trying this simple little “mind trick,” not only will you be keeping off extra weight, but you’ll also save on your grocery budget.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #29


TIP #29 – SHOP AT LOCAL FARMSTANDS AND FARMER’S MARKETS
When I first moved to with Bobby, I was so elated to find an amazing Produce stand right down the road from us. They honestly have the best sweet corn I’ve ever had! And their prices on vegetables were a decent! I am always sad when I see them close up shop for the winter. I enjoy the incredibly fresh veggies all summer/fall. (It really makes it hard to go back to store-bought!) They also have little baskets of discounted veggies that may have the smallest bruise on them that are just fine if you use them right away.
Also, several towns have what they call Farmer’s Markets. Some are weekly. Some monthly. But it’s just a gathering of all sorts of people selling things from produce to Tupperware to fresh flowers to PIE! I’ve heard that the best times to visit these are right before closing as they are sometimes willing to mark things down more so they don’t have to transport them back again. (Though, you take a risk of only being able to buy what’s leftover.)
By taking advantage of Farmstands and Farmer’s Markets you not only get fresher food and are supporting local farmers, but you can also save on your grocery budget.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Was coupon fraud shown on TLC's Extreme Couponing?

To my regular audience, we'll get back to grocery coupon talk very soon. However, this is an issue that cannot be ignored, as it affects the perception of all coupon shoppers who use coupons in an ethical manner. Many readers across multiple, respected coupon sites and blogs contributed to this report, and I will try to acknowledge them all at the end.
Earlier this week, I posted an article about Jaime Kirlew, one of the shoppers featured in TLC's new season of "Extreme Couponing." Jaime made a name for herself last year when she posted YouTube videos showing her shopping at Target and fraudulently using coupons for one product on another (coupons for Crest Whitestrips on Tide, coupons for Olay Body Wash on Secret deodorant, and so on.) When commercials for the new show began airing, many members of well-read messageboards among the couponing community recognized Jaime from her YouTube videos and raised concerns about whether she would use coupons in a fraudulent manner on TLC's Extreme Couponing.
The first clue that something was amiss with Jaime's shopping trip was her grocery list:

This list raised a lot of red flags with seasoned coupon shoppers because there are no products listed on it. Instead, the list consists of manufacturers' names, and in the next column, a list of five-digit family codes -- a portion of a product's UPC bar code. The header row of that column appears to end in a "C" (UPC.)
Why would someone create a shopping list consisting only of product family codes, plus the coupon's dollar value that shares that family code?
Unfortunately, there's really only one logical answer to this question -- to use a coupon for one product on another, knowing that the register will "match" that coupon to a similar product.
Note that I do not teach UPC decoding as a method of matching coupons to sales -- it is not only highly unethical, but using the information obtained via decoding to intentionally then misuse a coupon to buy something other than what is specified is coupon fraud -- a crime. Without explaining exactly how it is done, there is a portion of a coupon's barcode that matches a portion of the product's barcode. This is how the register determines if the product has been purchased. Because of the way that the older barcode on a coupon matched that coupon to a product's family code, coupons for one General Mills product might scan without beeping on a different General Mills product. (And, don't get any "clever" ideas that decoding barcodes to use one coupon on a different item to get a better deal might be "smart shopping" -- it's fraud, plain and simple. This family-code coupon fraud exploit is being eliminated with an industry-wide update to the barcode system this year. Safeway stores' registers have now received the update, as have many others around the country.)
I'm going to post the evidence that many readers found over the past few hours. Please feel free to draw your own conclusions.
Looking at the video of her shopping trip from Wednesday night's premiere of Extreme Couponing on TLC, a reader posted three screen captures of the cereal Jaime purchased and the coupons she used to buy it:

The cereals that Jaime was shown buying in the episode were Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Kix, which were all part of a good sale the week of February 4th (if Safeway's ads are the same as our Dominick's, which they usually are, those 3 cereals were priced at $1.99 per box that week when Jaime shopped.)
However, the coupons that she appeared to use were for .75 off Fiber One cereal.
As Fiber One is a more expensive cereal, General Mills typically issues higher-value coupons for Fiber One. That .75 coupon doubled to $1.50, netting her .49 cereal. A great deal... IF the Fiber One had also been on sale too. But it wasn't.
For the sake of argument, let's assume that perhaps she also bought Fiber One cereal and it just wasn't shown on television.

In the next set of photos, we see Jaime's box of coupons for her trip. Note the .50 coupons for Pillsbury French Bread and $5-off-2 Nivea Body Lotion:

On the show, we were not shown her buying any Pillsbury French Bread or Nivea Body Lotion. However, she did buy .99 small cans of Pillsbury rolls and bottles of Nivea Body Wash.
With the small Pillsbury cans on sale for .99, the .50 Pillsbury French Bread coupons applied to them would double to $1, making them free. The Nivea Body Lotion that the coupon is for typically sells for over $6/bottle. However, that week the Nivea Body Wash was much cheaper - $2.99 (again, if our Dominick's ad from that week is the same as Safeway's.) Using the $5-off-2 coupon made the body wash .49.
Great deals... IF the coupons had been for the right products.

But again, for the sake of argument, let's assume that somewhere, she also bought Pillsbury French Bread and Nivea Body Lotion, even though we never saw those products purchased on the show.
In this photo, we see Jaime has a paper clip full of coupons for .50 off 4-packs of Yoplait Yo-Plus yogurt:

On the show, we were not shown Jaime buying any 4-packs of Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt. But she did buy quite a few single cups of Yoplait Yogurt, which typically sell for around .33 per cup:

With a .50 Yo-Plus 4-pack coupon being applied to a .33 single cup of Yoplait, each cup is free with possible overage. But again... it's coupon fraud to use the 4-pack coupon for an entirely different variety of Yoplait on the single cups.

So, again, for the sake of argument, let's assume she also bought Yoplait Yo-Plus 4-packs, which viewers weren't shown in the segment.
In this photo, we see lots of packages of Buddig Original lunchmeats in her cart:

These 2-ounce packages of Buddig Original meats were on sale for .89 per package. On Jaime's spreadsheet shown at the top of this post, she notes that she will be buying 63 packages of Buddig, and she notes that she has $1 coupons for each of them with the UPC family code 77400.
Looking at a coupon database, there were two current Buddig coupons in the inserts available during her February 4th, 2011 shopping trip. One coupon was a $1-off-4 2-ounce Buddig Original meats (again, the kind priced at .89 during this sale.)
The same coupon insert also contained a $1-off-1 Buddig Deli Cuts coupon. Buddig Deli Cuts is a more expensive variety of lunchmeat that comes in a larger, 12-to-16-ounce package.
Again, back to the spreadsheet. She planned to buy 63 Buddig lunchmeats priced at .89 each with 63 $1 coupons.
If she was using the $1-off-4 2-ounce packages of Buddig coupon (the correct coupon for this size product) she would have had to buy those lunchmeats in quantities of 4, again, as it is a $1-off-4 coupon. Couponers are notoriously good at math when it comes to figuring out trips!
It would make no sense to buy 63 of something that you needed to buy in quantities of 4, (you'd buy 64, an even number) unless...
She intended to use the $1-off-1 12-to-16-ounce Buddig Deli Cuts coupon on the Buddig Original 2-ounce variety that were on sale for .89. With a $1 coupon, they'd be free... but that would be fraud.
Which coupon did she appear to use for the Buddig Original 2-ounce lunchmeats?

The $1 coupons for Buddig Deli Cuts, 12-to-16-ounces.
Here is a photograph of the coupon, oriented the correct way so that the size and product can be read:

Because this coupon shared the same family code as the smaller packages, it scanned -- but the coupon is not for this product. It's for a different kind of Buddig that is also a larger size.

Why is this a big deal?
If the correct products were not purchased with the coupons used, it's coupon fraud. Coupon fraud is a crime.
The terms of a coupon state "CONSUMER: Redeem ONLY by purchasing the brand, size(s) and quantities indicated. ANY other use constitutes fraud."
  • Using a Fiber One cereal on Cheerios is a crime.
  • Using a Pillsbury French Bread coupon on Pillsbury rolls is a crime.
  • Using a Nivea lotion coupon on Nivea Body Wash is a crime.
  • Using a Buddig Deli Cuts coupon on Buddig Originals is a crime.
However, without seeing her receipt, and without seeing the entire contents of her trip on television, we do not know what else she may have purchased in this trip.
Unfortunately, there may be a few novice or non-coupon shoppers who, even when confronted with this, may think, "So what? She got great deals!"
And, they're out there. When this story started to break yesterday, a fan on Jaime's Facebook wall wrote,
"Gabby Paige - I don't even get why people are bothered by this??!! It does NOT affect YOU or any one else for that matter it doesn't take money or food out of any ones pocket whooooo carrrreessssss everything is so dam n expensive these days any way!"

Actually, this DOES affect all of us.
It affects the store because if the manufacturer wishes to audit the store for this transaction, and the manufacturer determines that the products that the correct products were not purchased with these coupons, the manufacturer can refuse to reimburse the store for them. Then, Safeway will "eat" the cost of this shopping trip, because the terms of the coupon were not followed -- the specified items were not purchased, so they don't have to pay.
It affects new coupon shoppers whose interest is piqued by what they see on the show. Seeing something on television validates it as "truth" for many people. If they see a "reality celebrity" using coupons in an "off-label" manner, for products that are similar but not, as the manufacturer puts it, "ONLY ..the brand, size(s) and quantities indicated," they will assume this is acceptable -- or else, why would it be shown on television? People assume that surely, the show must have an expert or professional on hand overseeing the kinds of trips that these shoppers are planning for the cameras, because thousands of viewers will want to duplicate what they see. Their other shows (My Strange Addiction, Hoarding) have a psychiatrist or therapist on board to protect and guide the people being depicted on the show, don't they?
This situation also affects anyone who isn't an "extreme couponer" but simply wishes to use coupons during a shopping trip. What kind of scrutiny are people like you and me going to face at the register, when cashiers assume "those darn coupon shoppers" are trying to put one over on the store?
One bright spot in this story is something I touched on earlier -- as the industry transitions away from the old bar code to the new GS1 Databar (the "funny-looking" barcode on the right side of your coupons) it will eliminate this kind of fraud, as the new barcode is much more specific to the type of product that it can be used on. The new barcode system upgrade is in place at most stores now and has been rolling out around the country since this episode was filmed. DO NOT try to defraud the system by decoding barcodes.
The evidence is the video is difficult to refute. It looks like coupon fraud was committed on television, in prime time, as a ratings-grabber. Coupon fraud IS a crime.
If the manufacturers refuse to reimburse Safeway for these coupons, Safeway will take a loss somewhere in the range of $1,800. Jaime's pre-coupon total was over $1,900 on the show, which she couponed down to about the $100 mark. How is that any different than shoplifting $1,800 worth of groceries from Safeway?
The answer: It isn't.
And "Extreme Shoplifting" isn't what this show should be about.


Thanks to Jill Cataldo for the Article.

31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #28


TIP #28 – VISIT “PICK-YOUR-OWN” LOCATIONS
Last year, Drake and I went Strawberry picking. We had so much fun! I told him that we’d make this an annual event! We also would like to go apple picking in September/October, as well. We’ll have plenty of apples for snacks, pies, applesauce, etc. They also have activities there for the kids and we'd like to make a big family outing out of it!
And last year, we just started a new one of picking out pumpkins for Halloween at farms, rather than at a store. What I love about this is that you are helping to directly support a farmer rather than giving some of the profit to the stores.
Not sure where there’s a location by you? You can try this site HERE and see if they have one on their list.
Not only are pick-your-own locations fun family time but you also can save money on your grocery budget, as well!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coupon Preview Schedule - Whoot Whoot

I follow this schedule lightly.  It has been wrong on holidays and I've missed out on coupons.  It has also been wrong in quantities of inserts, and should have gotten more papers or less papers, lol!  But I posted this so we all have a general idea of what to look forward to!  Happy Couponing.


April3 — (2) Smart Source
10 — Smart Source & Red Plum
17 — (2) Smart Source & Red Plum
24 — Procter and Gamble
May
1 — Smart Source & Red Plum
8 — Smart Source
15 — Smart Source & Red Plum
22 — Smart Source & Red Plum
29 — Procter and Gamble
June
5 — Smart Source & Red Plum
12 — Smart Source & Red Plum
19 — Smart Source & Red Plum
26 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
July
3 — No Inserts (Independence Day)
10 — Smart Source & Red Plum
17 — Smart Source
24 — Smart Source & Red Plum
31 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

August
7 — Smart Source & (2) Red Plum
14 — Smart Source & Red Plum
21 — Smart Source
28 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
September
4 — No Inserts (Labor Day)
11 — Smart Source & Red Plum
18 — Smart Source & Red Plum
25 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
October
2 — (2) Smart Source & Red Plum
9 — Smart Source & Red Plum
16 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
23 — Smart Source & Red Plum
30 — Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
November
6 — Smart Source & Red Plum
13 — Smart Source & (2) Red Plum
20 — Smart Source
27 — Procter and Gamble
December
4 — Smart Source & Red Plum
11 — Smart Source & Red Plum
18 — No Inserts
25 — Procter and Gamble

Family Dollar Deals Update for Week of 4/6

family dollar Family Dollar Deals Update for Week of 4/6


The King’s Court 4 has all of the best Family Dollar deals for this week. See some of my favorites below.
Purina Puppy Chow 4.4 lb. Bag = $4.75
-$2.00/1 Purina Puppy Chow printable coupon
= $2.75
Softsoap Body Wash 15 oz. = $3.50
-$1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash (3/27 SS- if applies)
-$0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash (3/27 SS)
= as low as $2.50
Oral B Advantage Toothbrush Twin Pack = $4.50
-$2.00/1 Oral B Advantage Toothbrush (4/3 PG)
= $2.50
Tums E X 750 70 ct. = $3.00
-$1.00/1 Tums printable coupon
= $2.00
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener 50 ct. = $2.50
-$1.00/1 Splenda printable coupon
= $1.50
Colgate SpongeBob Toothbrush = $2.00
-$1.00/1 Colgate Toothbrush (3/27 SS)
Total Price = $1.00
Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears 24 oz. = $2.25
-$1.00/1 Vlasic (March All You Magazine)
-$0.55/1 Vlasic printable coupon
= as low as $1.25
Print these NEW coupons for the items listed below.B1G1 50% OFF All Kids Clothing Sets
B1G1 50% OFF Ladies’ Tops, Shorts or Capris
Air Wick Aerosol $1.00
use BOGO from 3/6SS (exp 4/17)
= 2/$1.00

Gillette Deoderant $3.50
use Buy Deoderant Get Body Wash MQ from 4/3PG
= both/$3.50
Right Guard Deoderant $2.25
use Buy Deoderant Get Body Wash Free from 3/13RP (exp 4/10)
= both/$2.25
Tidy Cats 20# Litter $4.35
use $1/1from 1/30RP
= $3.35

31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #27


TIP #27 – PLANT YOUR OWN GARDEN
This has to be one of the funnest ways to save on your grocery budget! :) Gardening can be a great activity for both you and your kids to enjoy. They get to learn how putting work into something yields “fruit.” Even if you have limited space or are in an apartment, you can consider trying some container gardening. We built small planters in the yard for each of the kids to plant whatever makes them happy.  We've planted watermelons, sunflowers, green beans and peppers in the past.  Planting a garden is not only fun but it saves on your grocery budget!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Harris Teeter Deals Week of 4/6

Harris Teeter 300x127 Harris Teeter Deals Week of 4/6

A special thanks to  Cheapest Mom for the scoop on all these great Harris Teeter deals this week.

Ragu Pasta Sauce 45 ounce @ BOGO $3.59
B2G1 Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/10/2011)
$.75/2 Ragu Pasta Sauce Products, any “On The Fast Track” booklet (exp 4/24/2011)
As low as:$1.04 each after $.75/2 coupon doubled!
Deal Idea
Buy (2) Ragu Pasta Sauce 45 ounce @ BOGO $3.59 = $3.59
Buy (1) Pasta (up to $1.50) = $1.50
Use (1) $.75/2 Ragu Pasta Sauce Products, any “On The Fast Track” booklet (exp 4/24/2011) = -$1.50
Use (1) B2G1 Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/10/2011) = -$1.50
Final Cost:$2.09 for all three items
Kraft Single Wrap Cheese 12 ounce @ $2.00
$0.75/1 Kraft 2% Milk Singles Cheese Product
As low as:$.50 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies 7.2 ounce @ BOGO $3.49
$0.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$0.50/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/2 Pepperidge Farm Cookies 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies
As low as:$.24 each after $.75/1 coupon doubled!
McCormick Vanilla Extract or Food Colors 1 oz @ BOGO $4.39
$1/1 McCormick Product 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
As low as:$1.19 each after $1/1 coupon
New York Strip Steak HT Rancher Beef @ $4.99 lb
General Mills Cheerios 14 oz @ $1.77
Limit of 2
$0.55/1 General Mills Original Cheerios Cereal
$1/3 General Mills Cereals
$0.55/1 General Mills Original Cheerios Cereal
$1.50/2 General Mills Cereal
$1/2 Cheerios Cereal 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$1/2 General Mills Cereal 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$0.75/1 General Mills Cheerios Cereal
$.75/1 Cheerios Cereal (Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, Frosted, Fruity, Chocolate, Cheerios, Oat Cluster Crunch, Yogurt Burst or Cinnamon Burst)
As low as:FREE after $.75/1 manufacture coupon doubled! & $.75/1 E-Vic coupon
Powerade 32 oz Bottle @ $1.00
$1/3 Powerade 32oz, any hangtag (exp 4/30/2011)
$.75/2 Powerade 32oz, any hangtag (exp 4/3/2011)
FREE Powerade 32oz, any ‘My Coke Rewards’ (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/3 Powerade, Smart Water, Vitamin Water, Fuze singles, any ‘Coca Cola tearpad’ (exp 4/30/2011)
B1G1 Powerade Zero
As low as:$.12 each *See Deal Idea Below
Deal Idea
Buy (4) Powerade 32 oz Bottle @ $1.00 each = $4.00
Use (2) B1G1 Powerade Zero = -$2.00
Use (1) $.75/2 Powerade 32oz, any hangtag (exp 4/3/2011) – $1.50
Final Price:$.50 for 4 or $.12 each
Strawberries 1 lb Pkg HT Farmers Market @ $1.25
Harris Teeter Cola 2 Liter @ $.80
Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster Chicken @ $.99 lb
New York Strip Steak or Steakhouse Roast Boneless, HT Reserve Angus USDA Choice @ $5.99 lb